Meet bin slimmer Pam. Yes, she’s in the UK – the pic above was taken during a winter event!
Pam contacted us about the best way to dispose of 200mls of white spirit.
When we suggested she kept it – it’s a pretty useful product to have around – we learned the fantastic story behind WHY Pam needed to dispose of it.
Pam not only slims her household bin, but she recently went that extra mile and got stuck into clearing up someone else’s fly-tipping.
Here’s her story:
I recently cleared lots of fly-tipping from a wild-life site in Bicester.
We managed to recycle the huge amount of metal, cans, glass and plastic bottles but was left with 2 bottles of white (probably methylated) spirit..only about 200ml.
The fly-tip clearing was done as a group with Bicester Green Gym at Gavray Meadows County Wildlife Site in Bicester.
It was my idea to do it and I took responsibility for recycling all that we picked up except a small amount for landfill like crisp packets!
Bicester Green Gym meet weekly and we work all over the town doing conservation work and various jobs.
This week we were dismantling raised beds (for plants!) at the local hospital and rescuing a lot of bulbs from the flower beds there…as the hospital is moving to a new site and the bulldozers will be moving in to clear the site. The timber rescued from the raised beds is being used to construct another at a nearby old folks housing complex.
Other jobs are maintaining a nature reserve in Bure Park Bicester where we’ve planted snowdrops and native wild flowers like primroses and violets.
Next week we are clearing brambles from a staff car park shared by Argos and Lloyds the Chemist, and re-using gravel from someone’s garden to fill in the pot-holes in the car-park.
Other jobs are repairing a collapsed stone wall in a village church-yard and helping at a community orchard where we’ve coppiced hazel trees to make bean poles and pea-sticks for local allotment holders.
The team at Rubbish Diet HQ found this such an inspiring story to share with you all. And shows us all that rethinking waste isn’t just limited to the home dustbin.
Have you got a story to share? We’d love to hear it – contact us today.